Trail Running

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    Salomon is welcoming seven para athletes as brand ambassadors


    Salomon has announced the inclusion of seven amputee athletes as brand ambassadors. The team is comprised of hikers, snowboarders, runners, cyclists and a dancer, all with a unique story while sharing a common love for the outdoors. The new Salomon brand ambassadors: Jérôme Bernard, triple amputee, is a runner ...


    Icebug starts collaboration with Danish supplier of sustainable leather


    Source: Icebug Maria Munther By using fully traceable leather from Scandinavia, Swedish footwear manufacturer Icebug can further reduce its carbon footprint. This is possible thanks to a collaboration with Spoor, a Danish company specializing in sustainable leather. “It’s about taking responsibility for our climate footprint, for animal ...

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    UTMB launches new sustainability roadmap, “UTMB for the Planet”


    UTMB Group has launched “UTMB for the Planet,” a new action plan focusing on regenerating our planet and UTMB communities. The project builds on the actions in place at the Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc since 2003. UTMB for the Planet will guide all the sustainability actions of UTMB Group and will ...

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    Trade show organizer Raccoon Media acquired by investment company


    Cuil Bay Capital, a new U.K.-based investment firm led by exhibition entrepreneur Doug Emslie, has announced its first investment with the acquisition of a majority stake in U.K.-based Raccoon Media Group. Raccoon was founded in 2016 and achieved great success with the launch of the National Running Show. Since then, ...

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    CamelBak announces new initiatives in connection with Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc


    CamelBak, the California-based specialist for personal hydration products, has announced new events and activities in its partnership with Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc. CamelBak has been the official hydration partner of the Dacia UTMB Mont-Blanc since 2016. To celebrate the iconic race, CamelBak has announced the first “Redefine Limits Run Challenge” through ...

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    Merrell’s “Scrap” collection gives leftover materials a new life


    Merrell has launched Scrap, a limited-edition footwear collection made in part from excess materials from manufacturing. In honor of Zero Waste Week, an annual campaign to raise awareness and support efforts to reduce landfills, the line debuts with three of the brand’s models, Jungle Moc, Moab 3 and Moab Speed. ...

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    Adidas Terrex unveils new rocker trail running shoe in Chamonix


    Adidas Terrex is previewing its new speed-focused trail running shoe with its athletes competing at the UTMB in Chamonix: the Agravic Speed Ultra, featuring a new dynamic rocker. The shoe was developed in collaboration with the fastest trail runners over a two-year period and is designed to give runners ultimate ...

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    Altra unveils new brand campaign at UTMB in Chamonix


    Utah-based athletic footwear specialist Altra Running, a brand within the VF Corp. portfolio, has announced its upcoming presence at Ultra-Trail Village in Chamonix from Aug. 28 to Sept. 1, 2023. The company sees the event as an ideal setting to introduce the brand’s new “Stay Out There™” campaign and envision ...

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    Sunday Afternoons appoints new CEO


    Source: Kristan Kelly Images via Outdoor Sportswire Patrick Mahaffey, Sarah Sameh Oregon-based outdoor headwear brand Sunday Afternoons has named Patrick Mahaffey CEO. He succeeds Sarah Sameh, who led the brand for nearly a decade and recently announced her intention to retire. Mahaffey most recently served as president ...

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    Salomon launches ultratrail collection with François D’haene


    Salomon is launching an Ultra line of ultrarunning shoes, apparel and gear developed in close collaboration with ultrarunner and longtime Salomon athlete François D’haene. The Salomon Ultra line will be available at select retailers and on beginning this month. The products – with more neutral colors and a slightly ...

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    Amer Sports with best H1 since acquisition by Anta Sports


    Helsinki-based sports equipment manufacturer Amer Sports has recorded its best H1 since the company was acquired by a consortium of buyers led by the Chinese group Anta Sports Products Ltd. in 2019. Amer’s revenues rose by 37 percent to 13.27 million yuan renminbi (€1.77bn) for the six months ended June ...

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    Dynafit extends Lifetime Guarantee


    Starting Oct. 1, 2023, mountain sports brand Dynafit, part of the Italian Oberalp Group, will offer a repair guarantee of 10 years with its Lifetime Guarantee instead of the previous five. The reason for this is the quality and sustainability promise of the brand, which believes it is important that ...

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    New executive appointments at OrthoLite Cirql


    Source: OrthoLite Matt Thwaites Performance footwear insoles OrthoLite has announced Matt Thwaites as its new Vice President and General Manager of OrthoLite Cirql, the footwear solution that enables circularity for brands and factories. Thwaites brings more than two decades of experience in sales and operations in the ...

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    Interest income and currency gains drive net profit in Garmin's Q2


    Boosted by more than $29.6 million in interest income and gains on foreign currency, Garmin posted 11.7 percent net income growth to $287.9 million from $257.9 million. Without the two gains, the group’s profit would have been essentially flat for the period ended July 1. Second quarter operating income fell ...

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    CoDi maintains guidance despite ongoing inventory headwinds


    Net income from continuing operations in Compass Diversfied’s (CoDi) branded consumer companies related to sports, outdoor and apparel (5.11 Tactical, Boa, Marucci Sports, PrimaLoft, and Velocity Outdoor) declined by 68 percent to $6.94 million from $21.4 million for the period ended June 30. Total revenues from the five companies fell ...

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    Company raises full-year guidance as Hoka leads Deckers in Q1, Teva sales down 19%


    Deckers Brands, intent on growing both its direct-to-consumer and international businesses in the months ahead, generated a 42 percent increase in Q1/24 net income to $63.6 million versus 44.8 million for the three months ended June 30. Operating income was 26 percent higher year-over-year at $70.7 million. Total net sales ...

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    Polygiene sees market recovery by end of 2023


    Polygiene Group, while admitting “the pace of the market recovery has taken longer than expected,” suggests current “market signals” point to a recovery by the end of the year. In Q2, the group reported a 46 percent drop in net sales to 25.4 million Swedish kroner (€2.3m) and an operating ...

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    Xero Shoes hires new Chief Product Officer


    Source: Xero Shoes Michael Pao Following the retirement of Dennis Driscoll after a nearly 50-year career in the footwear industry, Xero Shoes has hired Michael Pao as its new Chief Product Officer, effective immediately. Pao joins Xero from Timberland, where he served as Vice President of Global ...

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    New status moves Scarpa one step closer to B Corp. ambitions


    Scarpa has achieved Benefit Company status – a legal status introduced in Italy in 2016 to identify those companies that, besides profit, pursue specific goals of common benefit, with the aim of generating value for people, the planet, businesses, and the productive realities of the country. Brands designated as a ...

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    Crazy undergoes strategic reorientation


    Source: Crazy Valeria Colturi Crazy, a brand founded in 1989 by Valeria Colturi, a top Italian cross-country skier, offering mainly products for ski mountaineering, trail running and trekking, has presented a new logo, emphasizing “the union between the quest for technical innovation that has always characterized the ...